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LUCIANUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman family name which was derived from the Roman praenomen LUCIUS. Lucianus (or Λουκιανος in his native Greek) of Samosata was a 2nd-century satirist and author. This name was also borne by a 4th-century saint and martyr from Antioch.
LUCIEN   m   French
French form of LUCIANUS.
LUCIFER   m   Judeo-Christian Legend
Means "bringing light", derived from Latin lux "light" and ferre "to bring". In Latin this name originally referred to the morning star, Venus, but later became associated with the chief angel who rebelled against God's rule in heaven (see Isaiah 14:12). In later literature, such as the 'Divine Comedy' (1321) by Dante and 'Paradise Lost' (1667) by John Milton, Lucifer became associated with Satan himself.
LUCIJAN   m   Croatian
Croatian form of LUCIAN.
LUCILIO   m   Italian
Italian form of LUCILIUS.
LUCILIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman family name which was a derivative of the given name LUCIUS. This was the family name of the 2nd-century BC Roman satirist Gaius Lucilius.
LÚCIO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of LUCIUS.
LUCIO   m   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of LUCIUS.
LUCIUS   m   Ancient Roman, Biblical, English
Roman praenomen, or given name, which was derived from Latin lux "light". This was the most popular of the praenomina. Two Etruscan kings of early Rome had this name as well as several prominent later Romans, including Lucius Annaeus Seneca (known simply as Seneca), a statesman, philosopher, orator and tragedian. The name is mentioned briefly in the New Testament belonging to a Christian in Antioch. It was also borne by three popes, including the 3rd-century Saint Lucius. Despite this, the name was not regularly used in the Christian world until after the Renaissance.
ŁUCJAN   m   Polish
Variant of LUCJAN.
LUCJAN   m   Polish
Polish form of LUCIANUS.
LUĈJO   m   Esperanto
Esperanto diminutive of LUDWIG.
LUCJUSZ   m   Polish (Rare)
Polish form of LUCIUS.
LUCKY   m & f   English, Indian, Hindi
From a nickname given to a lucky person. It is also sometimes used as a diminutive of LUKE.
LUCRÈCE   f & m   French
French form of both LUCRETIA and its masculine form Lucretius.
LUCRETIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Masculine form of LUCRETIA. This name was borne by 1st-century BC Roman poet Titus Lucretius Carus.
LUDDE   m   Swedish
Swedish diminutive of LUDVIG.
LUDĚK   m   Czech
Diminutive of LUDVÍK and other names beginning with Lud.
LUDGER   m   German, Dutch
From the Germanic name Leudagar which was derived from the elements leud "people" and ger "spear". Saint Ludger was an 8th-century Frisian Benedictine bishop who founded a monastery at Munster.
LUDIS   m   Latvian
Latvian form of LUDWIG.
LUDO   m   Dutch
Short form of LUDOVICUS or LUDOLF.
LUDOLF   m   German, Dutch, Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic name Hludwolf which was composed of the elements hlud "famous" and wolf "wolf".
LUDOVIC   m   French
Medieval Latinized form of LUDWIG. This was the name of an 1833 opera by the French composer Fromental Halévy.
LUDOVICO   m   Italian
Latinate form of LUDWIG.
LUDOVICUS   m   Ancient Germanic (Latinized)
Latinized form of Chlodovech (see LUDWIG).
LUDOVIKO   m   Esperanto
Esperanto form of LUDWIG. This is the Esperanto name of the philologist Ludwig Zamenhof (1859-1917), the creator of the Esperanto language.
LUDVIG   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of LUDWIG.
LUDVIGS   m   Latvian
Latvian form of LUDWIG.
LUDVÍK   m   Czech
Czech form of LUDWIG.
LUDVIK   m   Slovene
Slovene form of LUDWIG.
LUDWIG   m   German
From the Germanic name Chlodovech, which was composed of the elements hlud "famous" and wig "war, battle". This was the name of three Merovingian kings of the Franks (though their names are usually spelled in the Latinized form Clovis) as well as several Carolingian kings and Holy Roman Emperors (names often spelled in the French form Louis). Other famous bearers include the German composer Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) and the Austrian philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951), who contributed to logic and the philosophy of language.
LUDWIK   m   Polish
Polish form of LUDWIG.
LUG   m   Irish Mythology
Old Irish form of LUGH.
LUGAID   m   Irish Mythology
Old Irish form of LUGHAIDH.
LUGH   m   Irish Mythology
Probably an Irish form of LUGUS. In Irish mythology Lugh was a divine hero who led the Tuatha De Danann against the Fomorians who were led by his grandfather Balor. Lugh killed Balor by shooting a stone into his giant eye.
LUGHAIDH   m   Irish, Irish Mythology
Derived from the name of the Irish god LUGH. This was the name of several characters in Irish legend, including the king Lughaidh mac Con.
LUGOS   m   Celtic Mythology
Variant of LUGUS.
LUGUBELENUS   m   Ancient Celtic
Older form (possibly) of LLYWELYN.
LUGUS   m   Celtic Mythology
Probably from early Celtic meaning "light", ultimately from the Indo-European root *leuk "light, brightness". This was the name of a Celtic (Gaulish) god of commerce and craftsmanship, who was equated by the Romans with Mercury. He probably forms the basis for the characters and names of Lugh (Irish) and Lleu (Welsh).
LUIGI   m   Italian
Italian form of LOUIS.
LUIGINO   m   Italian
Diminutive of LUIGI.
LUÍS   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of LOUIS.
LUIS   m   Spanish
Spanish form of LOUIS.
LUISINHO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of LUÍS or LUIZ.
LUITGER   m   German (Archaic)
Variant of LUDGER.
LUITPOLD   m   German (Rare)
German variant of LEOPOLD.
LUIZ   m   Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of LOUIS.
LUKÁCS   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of LUKE.
LUKÁŠ   m   Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of LUKE.
LUKAS   m   German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Lithuanian
German, Scandinavian and Lithuanian form of LUKE.
ŁUKASZ   m   Polish
Polish form of LUKE.
LUKE   m   English, Biblical
English form of the Greek name Λουκας (Loukas) which meant "from Lucania", Lucania being a region in southern Italy (of uncertain meaning). Luke was a doctor who travelled in the company of the apostle Paul. According to tradition, he was the author of the third gospel and Acts in the New Testament. He was probably of Greek ethnicity. He is considered a saint by many Christian denominations.... [more]
LUKEN   m   Basque
Basque form of LUCIANUS.
LUNGILE   f & m   Southern African, Zulu, Ndebele
Means "correct, right, good" in Zulu and Ndebele.
LUPE   f & m   Spanish
Short form of GUADALUPE.
LUPUS   m   Late Roman
Latin form of LOUP.
LÜTFİ   m   Turkish
Turkish form of LUTFI.
LUTFI   m   Arabic, Indonesian
Means "kind, gentle" in Arabic.
LÜTFÜ   m   Turkish
Turkish form of LUTFI.
LUTHER   m   English
From a German surname, itself from the Germanic given name LEUTHAR. The surname was borne by Martin Luther, a 16th-century monk and theologian, who started the Protestant Reformation by nailing his famous 95 theses to a church door. It has since been used as a given name in his honour, especially among Protestants. A notable bearer from the modern era was the American civil rights leader Martin Luther King (1929-1968).
LÚÐVÍK   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of LUDWIG.
LUTZ   m   German
German diminutive of LUDWIG.
LUUK   m   Dutch
Dutch form of LUKE.
LUUKAS   m   Finnish
Finnish form of LUKE.
LUX   f & m   Various
Derived from Latin lux meaning "light".
LYALL   m   English (Rare)
From a Scottish surname which was derived from the Old Norse given name Liulfr (which was derived in part from úlfr "wolf").
LYCURGUS   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized), Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Λυκουργος (Lykourgos), derived from λυκος (lykos) "wolf" (genitive λυκου) and εργον (ergon) "work, deed". In Greek legend this was the name of a king who was driven mad by the gods because of his impiety. This was also the name of a Spartan legislator of the 9th century BC.
LYCUS   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized), Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Λυκος (Lykos) meaning "wolf". This name was borne by several characters in Greek mythology including a legendary ruler of Thebes.
LYDOS   m   Ancient Greek
Meaning unknown. This was the name of the semi-legendary king who gave his name to the region of Lydia in Asia Minor.
LYKOS   m   Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Greek form of LYCUS.
LYLE   m   English
From an English surname which was derived from Norman French l'isle "island".
LYNDON   m   English
From an English surname which was derived from a place name meaning "lime tree hill" in Old English. A famous bearer was American president Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973).
LYNN   f & m   English
From an English surname which was derived from Welsh llyn "lake". Before the start of the 20th century it was primarily used for boys, but it has since come to be more common for girls. In some cases it may be thought of as a short form of LINDA or names that end in lyn or line.
LYNTON   m   English (Rare)
Variant of LINTON.
LYNWOOD   m   English
Variant of LINWOOD.
LYOSHA   m   Russian
Diminutive of ALEKSEY.
LYOV   m   Russian (Rare)
Diminutive of LEV (1).
LYSANDER   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Λυσανδρος (Lysandros), derived from Greek λυσις (lysis) meaning "a release" and ανηρ (aner) meaning "man" (genitive ανδρος). This was the name of a notable 5th-century BC Spartan general and naval commander.
LYSANDROS   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of LYSANDER.
LYSIMACHOS   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of LYSIMACHUS.
LYSIMACHUS   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Λυσιμαχος (Lysimachos), derived from λυσις (lysis) "a release, loosening" and μαχη (mache) "battle". This was the name of one of the generals under Alexander the Great. After Alexander's death Lysimachus took control of Thrace.
LYUBEN   m   Bulgarian
Derived from the Slavic element lyuby meaning "love".
LYUBOMIR   m   Bulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Bulgarian form of LUBOMÍR.
LYUDMIL   m   Bulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Bulgarian masculine form of LUDMILA.
MAALIK   m   Arabic
Means "owner, possessor, master" in Arabic.
MAAN   m   Limburgish
Limburgish short form of HERMAN.
MAARTEN   m   Dutch
Dutch form of MARTIN.
MAAS   m   Dutch
Dutch short form of THOMAS.
MAAYAN   f & m   Hebrew
Means "spring of water" in Hebrew.
MABON   m   Welsh, Welsh Mythology
Derived from Welsh mab meaning "son". This was the name of an old Celtic god.
MACARIO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of the Latin name Macarius, derived from the Greek name Μακαριος (Makarios), which was in turn derived from Greek μακαρ (makar) meaning "blessed, happy". This was the name of several early saints.
MAC BEATHA   m   Medieval Scottish
Gaelic form of MACBETH.
MACBETH   m   History
Anglicized form of the Gaelic given name Mac Beatha meaning "son of life", implying holiness. This was the name of an 11th-century Scottish king. Shakespeare based his play 'Macbeth' loosely on this king's life.
MACHLAH   f & m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MAHLAH.
MACHLI   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MAHLI.
MACIEJ   m   Polish
Polish form of MATTHIAS.
MACK (1)   m   English
From a surname which was originally a shortened form of various Gaelic surnames beginning with Mac or Mc (from Gaelic mac meaning "son"). It is also used as a generic slang term for a man.
MACK (2)   m   Medieval English
Medieval short form of MAGNUS, brought to Britain by Scandinavian settlers.
MACKENZIE   f & m   English
From the Gaelic surname Mac Coinnich, which means "son of COINNEACH". A famous bearer of the surname was William Lyon MacKenzie (1795-1861), a Canadian journalist and political rebel. As a feminine given name, it was popularized by the American actress Mackenzie Phillips (1959-).
MACSEN   m   Welsh
Welsh form of MAXIMUS. Magnus Maximus (known as Macsen in Welsh) was a 4th-century co-ruler of the Western Roman Empire. In Wales he was regarded as the founder of several royal lineages. He appears in the Mabinogion, a collection of tales from Welsh myth.
MADAI   m   Biblical
Means "Medes" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a son of Japheth. He was the ancestor of the Medes, an ancient people related to the Persians.
MADALITSO   m & f   Southern African, Chewa
Means "blessings" in Chewa.
MADDOX   m   English (Modern)
From a Welsh surname meaning "son of MADOC". It was brought to public attention when the actress Angelina Jolie gave this name to her adopted son in 2002.
MADE   m & f   Indonesian, Balinese
From Sanskrit मध्य (madhya) meaning "middle". This name is traditionally given to the family's second-born child.
MADHAV   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Nepali
Modern form of MADHAVA.
MADHAVA   m   Sanskrit, Hinduism
Means "vernal, of the springtime" in Sanskrit. This is an epithet of several Hindu gods. It was also the name of a 14th-century Hindu scholar.
MADHU   f & m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu
From Sanskrit मधु (madhu) meaning "sweet, honey". This is another name of Chaitra, the first month of the Hindu year (which occurs in March and April).
MADHUKAR   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "bee, honey-maker" in Sanskrit.
MADHUR   m & f   Indian, Hindi
Means "sweet" in Sanskrit.
MADISON   f & m   English
From an English surname meaning "son of MAUD". It was not commonly used as a feminine name until after the movie 'Splash' (1984), in which the main character adopted it as her name after seeing a street sign for Madison Avenue in New York City. A famous bearer of the surname was James Madison (1751-1836), one of the authors of the American constitution who later served as president.
MADOC   m   Welsh
Possibly derived from Welsh mad "fortunate" combined with a diminutive suffix.
MADOG   m   Welsh
Variant of MADOC.
MADS   m   Danish
Danish short form of MATHIAS.
MÁEDÓC   m   Ancient Irish
Meaning unknown. Saint Máedóc (also known as Áedán) of Ferns was a 7th-century Irish bishop.
MAËL   m   French, Breton
French form of Breton Mael, which was derived from a Celtic word meaning "chief" or "prince". Saint Mael was a 5th-century Breton hermit who lived in Wales.
MAEL   m   Breton
Breton form of MAËL.
MÁEL COLUIM   m   Scottish
Gaelic form of MALCOLM.
MÁEL MÁEDÓC   m   Ancient Irish
Means "disciple of Saint MÁEDÓC" in Irish. Saint Máel Máedóc (also known as Malachy) was a 12th-century archbishop of Armagh.
MÁEL SECHNAILL   m   Ancient Irish
Means "disciple of Saint SEACHNALL" in Irish. This was the name of two Irish high kings: Máel Sechnaill mac Máele Ruanaid who ruled all of Ireland in the 9th century; and Máel Sechnaill mac Domnaill (called Malachy) who defeated the Norse of Dublin in the 10th century.
MAGAHET   m   Chamorro
Means "true, certain" in Chamorro.
MÁGHNUS   m   Irish
Irish form of MAGNUS.
MAGNE   m   Norwegian
Modern form of MAGNI as well as a variant of MAGNUS.
MAGNI   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Derived from the Old Norse element magn meaning "mighty, strong". In Norse mythology this name is borne by a son of Thor and the giant Járnsaxa.
MAGNÚS   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of MAGNUS.
MAGNUS   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Late Roman
Late Latin name meaning "great". It was borne by a 7th-century saint who was a missionary in Germany. It became popular in Scandinavia after the time of the 11th-century Norwegian king Magnus I, who was said to have been named after Charlemagne, or Carolus Magnus in Latin (however there was also a Norse name Magni). The name was borne by six subsequent kings of Norway as well as three kings of Sweden. It was imported to Scotland and Ireland during the Middle Ages.
MAGOMED   m   Avar, Chechen, Ingush
Avar, Chechen and Ingush form of MUHAMMAD.
MAGOMEDKHAN   m   Avar
Combination of MAGOMED and the Turkic title khan meaning "ruler, leader".
MAGOMET   m   Avar, Chechen, Ingush
Avar, Chechen and Ingush form of MUHAMMAD.
MAHALAH   m   Biblical
Variant of MAHLAH used in the King James Version of the Old Testament.
MAHALI   m   Biblical
Variant of MAHLI.
MƏHƏMMƏD   m   Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of MUHAMMAD.
MAHAMMAD   m   Azerbaijani
Variant transcription of MƏHƏMMƏD.
MAHATMA   m   History
From the Indian title महात्मा (Mahatma) meaning "great soul", derived from Sanskrit महा (maha) meaning "great" and आत्मन् (atman) meaning "soul, spirit, life". This title was given to, among others, Mohandas Karamchand, also known as Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948).
MAHAVIR   m   Indian, Hindi
Modern form of MAHAVIRA.
MAHAVIRA   m   Sanskrit
Means "great hero" from Sanskrit महा (maha) meaning "great" and वीर (vira) meaning "hero, man". This was the name of the 6th-century BC founder of Jainism.
MAHDI   m   Arabic, Persian
Means "guided one" in Arabic.
MAHENDRA   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Sanskrit
From Sanskrit महा (maha) meaning "great" combined with the name of the Hindu god INDRA. This was the name of a son of the 3rd-century BC Indian emperor Ashoka. He is credited with introducing Buddhism to Sri Lanka.
MAHESHA   m   Hinduism
Means "great lord" from Sanskrit महा (maha) meaning "great" and ईश (isha) meaning "lord, ruler". This is another name of the Hindu god Shiva.
MAHFUZ   m   Arabic
Means "safeguarded" in Arabic.
MAHINDER   m & f   Indian (Sikh)
Variant of MAHENDRA used by Sikhs.
MAHİR   m   Turkish
Turkish form of MAHIR.
MAHIR   m   Arabic
Means "skilled" in Arabic.
MAHLAH   f & m   Biblical
From the Hebrew name מַחְלָה (Machlah), possibly from חָלָה (chalah) meaning "weak" or "sick". This name is used in the Old Testament as both a feminine and masculine name. In some versions of the Bible the masculine name is spelled Mahalah.
MAHLI   m   Biblical
From the Hebrew name מַחְלִי (Machliy), possibly meaning "weak" or "sick". This was the name of two characters mentioned briefly in the Old Testament.
MAHMOOD   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of MAHMUD.
MAHMOUD   m   Arabic, Persian
Variant transcription of MAHMUD.
MAHMUD   m   Arabic, Persian, Pashto, Bengali, Indonesian, Malay
Means "praiseworthy" in Arabic, from the same root as Muhammad. This was the name of the first Muslim ruler of India (11th century). It was also borne by two Ottoman sultans.
MAHMUT   m   Turkish
Turkish form of MAHMUD.
MAHOMET   m   Arabic (Anglicized)
Archaic transcription of MUHAMMAD, based on the usual Latin spelling Mahometus.
MAHOMETUS   m   Arabic (Latinized)
Latinized form of MUHAMMAD.
MAHON   m   Irish
Anglicized form of MATHGHAMHAIN.
MAHPIYA   m   Native American, Sioux
Means "cloud, sky" in Dakota and Lakota. This is the first part of the names of the Dakota chief Mahpiya Wicasta (1780-1863), known as Cloud Man, and the Lakota chiefs Mahpiya Luta (1822-1909), known as Red Cloud, and Mahpiya Iyapato (1838-1905), known as Touch the Clouds.
MAHZUN   m   Turkish
Means "sad" in Turkish.
MAIKEL   m   Dutch
Dutch variant form of MICHAEL.
MAINA   m   Eastern African, Kikuyu
Means "sing, dance" in Kikuyu. Kikuyu males were traditionally organized into age sets or generations, each lasting about 30 years. The Maina generation occupied the last part of the 19th century.
MAINCHÍN   m   Irish
Means "little monk", derived from Irish manach "monk" combined with a diminutive suffix.
MAINIO   m   Finnish
Means "excellent" in Finnish.
MÁIRTÍN   m   Irish
Irish form of MARTIN.
MAITIÚ   m   Irish
Irish form of MATTHEW.
MAITLAND   m   English (Rare)
From an English surname which was from a Norman French place name possibly meaning "inhospitable".
MAJ   m   Slovene
Either a masculine form of MAJA (1), or else from the Slovene name for the month of May.
MAJID   m   Arabic
Means "glorious" in Arabic.
MAJOR   m   English
From a surname which was originally derived from the given name Mauger, an Old French form of the Germanic name Malger meaning "council spear". The name can also be given in reference to the English word major.
MAKAIO   m   Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of MATTHEW.
MAKANA   m & f   Hawaiian
Means "gift" in Hawaiian.
MAKAR   m   Russian
Russian form of Makarios (see MACARIO).
MAKARA   m & f   Khmer
Means "January" in Khmer.
MAKARI   m   Russian (Archaic)
Variant transcription of MAKARIY.
MAKARIOS   m   Late Greek
Original Greek form of MACARIO.
MAKARIY   m   Russian (Archaic)
Russian form of Makarios (see MACARIO).
MAKENA   f & m   Eastern African, Kikuyu
Means "happy one" in Kikuyu.
MAKHMUD   m   Uzbek, Kazakh, Chechen
Uzbek, Kazakh and Chechen form of MAHMUD.
MAKOTO   m & f   Japanese
From Japanese (makoto) meaning "sincerity", as well as other kanji or kanji combinations.
MAKRAM   m   Arabic
Means "generous" or "noble" in Arabic.
MAKS   m   Russian
Short form of MAKSIM.
MAKSIM   m   Russian, Belarusian, Macedonian, Ukrainian
Russian, Belarusian and Macedonian form of MAXIMUS, as well as a variant transliteration of Ukrainian MAKSYM.
MAKSIMILIAN   m   Russian (Rare)
Russian form of MAXIMILIAN.
MAKSYM   m   Ukrainian, Polish
Ukrainian and Polish form of MAXIMUS.
MAKSYMILIAN   m   Polish
Polish form of MAXIMILIAN.
MALACHI   m   Hebrew, English, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew מַלְאָכִי (Mal'akhiy) meaning "my messenger" or "my angel". This is one of the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament, the author of the Book of Malachi, which some claim foretells the coming of Christ. In England the name came into use after the Protestant Reformation.
MALACHY   m   Irish
Anglicized form of MÁEL SECHNAILL or MÁEL MÁEDÓC, influenced by the spelling of MALACHI. Saint Malachy (in Irish, Máel Máedóc) was a 12th-century archbishop of Armagh renowned for his miracles.
MALAK   f & m   Arabic
Means "angel" in Arabic.
MALAKAI   m   English (Modern)
Variant of MALACHI.
MAL'AKHI   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MALACHI.
MALCOLM   m   Scottish, English
From Scottish Máel Coluim which means "disciple of Saint COLUMBA". This was the name of four kings of Scotland starting in the 10th century, including Malcolm III, who became king after killing Macbeth, the usurper who had murdered his father. The character Malcolm in Shakespeare's tragedy 'Macbeth' (1606) is based on him. Another famous bearer was Malcolm X (1925-1965), an American civil rights leader.
MALCOM   m   English
Variant of MALCOLM.
MALDWYN   m   Welsh
Welsh form of BALDWIN.
MALEKO   m   Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of MARK.
MALIK (1)   m   Arabic
Means "king" in Arabic. It can also be a variant transcription of MAALIK. In Islamic tradition الملك (al-Malik) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
MALIK (2)   m   Native American, Greenlandic
Means "wave" in Greenlandic.
MALKHAZ   m   Georgian
Possibly means "beautiful, elegant, youthful" in Georgian.
MALKHAZI   m   Georgian
Variant of MALKHAZ.
MALONE   m   English (Rare)
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Maoil Eoin meaning "descendant of a disciple of Saint JOHN".
MALTE   m   Danish, Swedish, German
Short form of the Germanic name HELMOLD.
MALTHE   m   Danish, German
Variant of MALTE.
MALVOLIO   m   Literature
Means "ill will" in Italian. This name was invented by Shakespeare for a character in his play 'Twelfth Night' (1602).
MAMADOU   m   Western African, Wolof, Serer, Fula, Manding
Form of MUHAMMAD used in western Africa.
MAMOUN   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of MAMUN.
MAMUKA   m   Georgian
Means "little father" in Georgian.
MAMUN   m   Arabic, Bengali
Means "trustworthy" in Arabic.
MANAEM   m   Biblical Greek
Form of MENAHEM used in the Greek Old Testament.
MANAHEM   m   Biblical Latin
Form of MENAHEM used in the Latin Old Testament.
MANAIA   f & m   Maori
From the name of a stylized design common in Maori carvings. It represents a mythological creature with the head of a bird and the body of a human.
MANAS   m   Bengali, Indian, Assamese, Hindi
Means "mind, intellect, spirit" in Sanskrit.
MANASSEH   m   Biblical
Means "causing to forget" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the oldest son of Joseph and Asenath and the ancestor of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. It was also borne by a 7th-century BC king of Judah, condemned in the bible for allowing the worship of other gods.
MANASSES   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of MANASSEH used in the Greek and Latin Bible. It is also the form used in some English versions of the New Testament.
MANDAWUY   m   Indigenous Australian, Yolngu
Means "from clay" in Yolngu.
MANDEEP   m & f   Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit मनस् (manas) meaning "mind, intellect, spirit" and दीप (dipa) meaning "lamp, light".
MANDLA   m   Southern African, Zulu, Ndebele
Means "strength, power" in Zulu and Ndebele.
MANDLENKOSI   m   Southern African, Zulu, Ndebele
From Zulu and Ndebele amandla "strength, power" and inkosi "king, chief".
MANEL   m   Catalan
Catalan form of MANUEL.
MANFRED   m   German, Dutch, Polish
Derived from the Germanic elements magan "strength" and frid "peace". This is the name of the main character in Byron's drama 'Manfred' (1817). This name was also borne by Manfred von Richthofen (1892-1918), the German pilot in World War I who was known as the Red Baron.
MANFREDO   m   Italian
Italian form of MANFRED.
MANFRIED   m   German (Rare)
German form of MANFRED.
MANGATJAY   m   Indigenous Australian, Yolngu
Meaning unknown, of Yolngu origin.
MANI (1)   m   Hinduism, Tamil, Indian, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada
Means "jewel" in Sanskrit. In the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata' this name is borne by a serpent and an attendant of Skanda.
MANI (2)   m   Persian
Meaning unknown, presumably of Persian origin. Mani was a 3rd-century prophet who founded the religion of Manichaeism (which is now extinct).
MANINDER   m & f   Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit मनस् (manas) meaning "mind, intellect, spirit" combined with the name of the Hindu god INDRA.
MANISH   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Malayalam, Punjabi, Tamil, Nepali
From Sanskrit मनीषा (manisha) meaning "thought, wisdom".
MANIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman praenomen, or given name, which was possibly derived from Old Latin manus "good".
MANJEET   m & f   Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit मनस् (manas) meaning "mind, intellect, spirit" and जिति (jiti) meaning "victory, conquering".
MANLEY   m   English
From an English surname, originally a place name, meaning "common clearing" in Old English.
MANLIO   m   Italian
Italian form of MANLIUS.
MANLIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman family name which was possibly derived from Latin mane "morning". Marcus Manlius Capitolinus was a Roman consul who saved Rome from the Gauls in the 4th century BC.
MANNES   m   Dutch
Dutch diminutive of HERMAN.
MANNIX   m   Irish
Anglicized form of MAINCHÍN.
MANNO   m   Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element man meaning "man".
MANNY   m   English
Short form of EMMANUEL.
MANOEL   m   Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese variant form of EMMANUEL.
MANOJA   m   Hinduism
Means "born of the mind", from Sanskrit मनस् (manas) meaning "mind, intellect, spirit" and (ja) meaning "born". This is another name of the Hindu god Kama.
MANOLO   m   Spanish
Spanish diminutive of MANUEL.
MANOUEL   m   Late Greek
Medieval Greek form of MANUEL.
MÅNS   m   Swedish
Swedish variant of MAGNUS.
MANSEL   m   English (Rare)
From an English surname which originally referred to a person who came from the French city of Le Mans.
MANSOOR   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of MANSUR.
MANSUR   m   Arabic, Turkish, Indonesian
Means "victorious" in Arabic. Abu Jafar al-Mansur was an 8th-century Abbasid caliph and the founder of the city of Baghdad.
MANU (1)   m   Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Kannada
Means "thinking, wise" in Sanskrit. In Hindu belief this is a title of Svayambhuva, the progenitor of the human race, as well as several of his descendants.
MANU (2)   m & f   French, Spanish, German, Finnish
Short form of MANUEL or EMMANUEL (and also of MANUELA in Germany).
MANU (3)   m   Finnish
Variant of MAUNO.
MANUEL   m   Spanish, Portuguese, German, English, Italian, French, Romanian, Late Greek (Latinized)
Spanish and Portuguese form of EMMANUEL. In the spelling Μανουηλ (Manouel) it was also used in the Byzantine Empire, notably by two emperors. It is possible this form of the name was transmitted to Spain and Portugal from Byzantium, since there were connections between the royal families (king Ferdinand III of Castile married Elisabeth of Hohenstaufen, who had Byzantine roots, and had a son named Manuel). The name has been used in Iberia since at least the 13th century and was borne by two kings of Portugal.
MANUELE   m   Italian
Italian variant of MANUEL.
MANUS   m   Irish
Irish form of MAGNUS.
MAO (2)   m   Limburgish
Short form of EDMAO or REMAO.
MAOILIOS   m   Scottish
Means "servant of JESUS" in Scottish Gaelic.
MAOLSHEACHLANN   m   Irish
Modern Irish form of MÁEL SECHLAINN.
MAOR   m   Hebrew
Means "light" in Hebrew.
MAQSOOD   m   Arabic, Urdu
Variant transcription of MAQSUD.
MAQSUD   m   Arabic, Urdu
Means "intention, aim" in Arabic.
MAQUINNA   m   Native American, Nuu-chah-nulth
Meaning unknown, of Nuu-chah-nulth (also known as Nootka) origin. This was the name of a late 18th-century chief of the Mowachaht.
MARAM   f & m   Arabic
Means "wish, desire" in Arabic.
MARAT   m   Tatar
Tatar form of MURAD.
MARC   m   French, Catalan, Welsh
French, Catalan and Welsh form of MARK.
MARCAS   m   Irish, Scottish
Irish and Scottish form of MARK.
MARCEL   m   French, Catalan, Romanian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Dutch, German
Form of MARCELLUS. A notable bearer was the French author Marcel Proust (1871-1922).
MARCELI   m   Polish
Polish form of MARCELLUS.
MARCELIN   m   French
French form of MARCELLINUS.
MARCELINHO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of MARCELO.
MARCELINO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of MARCELLINUS.
MARCELL   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of MARCELLUS.
MARCELLIN   m   French
French form of MARCELLINUS.
MARCELLINO   m   Italian
Italian form of MARCELLINUS.
MARCELLINUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman family name which was derived from MARCELLUS. Saint Marcellinus was a pope of the early 4th century who was supposedly martyred during the persecutions of the Roman emperor Diocletian.
MARCELLO   m   Italian
Italian form of MARCELLUS.
MARCELLUS   m   Ancient Roman, German, Dutch
Roman family name which was originally a diminutive of MARCUS. This was the name of two popes.
MARCELO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of MARCELLUS.
MARCIAL   m   Spanish
Spanish form of Martialis (see MARTIAL).
MARCIANO   m   Portuguese, Spanish, Italian
Portuguese, Spanish and Italian form of MARCIANUS.
MARCIANUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman family name which was a derivative of the praenomen MARCUS. This was the name of a 5th-century Eastern Roman emperor. It was also borne by a 2nd-century saint: a bishop of Tortona, Italy.
MARCIN   m   Polish
Polish form of MARTIN.
MÁRCIO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of MARCIUS.
MARCIO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of MARCIUS.
MARCIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman family name which was a derivative of the praenomen MARCUS. This was the name of an early, possibly legendary, king of Rome.
MARCO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Dutch
Italian form of MARK. During the Middle Ages this name was common in Venice, where Saint Mark was supposedly buried. A famous bearer was the Venetian explorer Marco Polo, who travelled across Asia to China in the 13th century.
MARCOS   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of MARK.
MARCUS   m   Ancient Roman, Biblical Latin, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Roman praenomen, or given name, which was probably derived from the name of the Roman god MARS. This was among the most popular of the Roman praenomina. Famous bearers include Marcus Tullius Cicero (known simply as Cicero), a 1st-century BC statesman and orator, Marcus Antonius (known as Mark Antony), a 1st-century BC politician, and Marcus Aurelius, a notable 2nd-century emperor. This was also the name of a pope of the 4th century. This spelling has occasionally been used in the English-speaking world, though the traditional English form Mark has been more common.
MARDUK   m   Near Eastern Mythology
Possibly from Sumerian amar-Utu meaning "calf of UTU". In Babylonian mythology he was the chief god, presiding over heaven, light, sky, battle, and fertility. After killing the dragon Tiamat, who was an old enemy of the gods, he created the world and sky from the pieces of her body.
MAREDUDD   m   Welsh
Welsh form of MEREDITH.
MAREK   m   Polish, Czech, Slovak
Polish, Czech and Slovak form of MARK.
MARGH   m   Cornish
Cornish form of MARK.
MARÍA   f & m   Spanish, Galician, Icelandic
Spanish, Galician and Icelandic form of MARIA. It is occasionally used as a masculine middle name in Spanish-speaking regions.
MARIA   f & m   Italian, Portuguese, Catalan, Occitan, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Faroese, Dutch, Frisian, Greek, Polish, Romanian, English, Finnish, Corsican, Sardinian, Basque, Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin, Old Church Slavic
Latin form of Greek Μαρια, from Hebrew מִרְיָם (see MARY). Maria is the usual form of the name in many European languages, as well as a secondary form in other languages such as English (where the common spelling is Mary). In some countries, for example Germany, Poland and Italy, Maria is occasionally used as a masculine middle name.... [more]
MARIÁN   m   Slovak, Czech, Hungarian
Slovak, Czech and Hungarian form of MARIANUS.
MARIAN (2)   m   Polish, Czech, Romanian
Polish, Czech and Romanian form of MARIANUS. It is sometimes used as a masculine form of MARIA.
MARIANO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of MARIANUS. It is also used as a masculine form of MARIA.
MARIANUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman family name, which was itself derived from the Roman name MARIUS. This was the name of an early saint.
MARIJAN   m   Croatian, Slovene
Croatian and Slovene form of MARIANUS.
MARIJN   m & f   Dutch
Dutch masculine and feminine form of MARINUS.
MARIJO   m   Croatian
Croatian form of MARIUS.
MARIJUS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of MARIUS.
MARIN   m   French, Romanian, Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
French, Romanian, Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of MARINUS.
MARINHO   m   Portuguese
Diminutive of MÁRIO.
MARINKO   m   Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian diminutive of MARIN.
MARINO   m   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of MARINUS.
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